|Obsessive Genius -- Groks Science Show 2005-08-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
What does it take to be genius? Barbara Goldsmith joins us to explore the world of Marie Curie in her book Obsessive Genius.
|Ocean Burps -- Groks Science Show 2007-02-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
A huge potential for our energy needs lies at the bottom of the ocean in the form of methane hydrates. But what happens when the ocean "burps" and large amounts of natural gas are liberated into the atmosphere? On this program, MBARI scientist Charles Paull discusses how these greenhouse gases could be abruptly released.
Keywords: science; methane hydrate; marine geology
|Ocean Ecosystem -- Groks Science Show 2001-07-18 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The ocean is a complex ecosystem that is self-sustaining on many levels. In particular, it is able to recycle the waste products that are produced. This program focused on several of these mechanisms.
|Omega Point -- Groks Science Show 2002-04-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Modern cosmology has concerned itself primarily with the initial formation and subsequent evolution of the universe to the present day. However, few cosmologists have made predictions of the final end state of the universe. This show featured an interview with Prof. Frank Tipler discussing his theory of the Omega Point collapse of the universe.
|Once More With Feelin' -- Groks Science Show 2014-08-20 - Tom Stewart|
This episode we speak with neuroscientist Dr. Sliman Bensmaia. He tells us about his research on touch -- how our hands feel, how our brains process this information, and how this research is being used to design better prostheses.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Sliman Bensmaia; Brain; Prosthetics
|One Percent Inspiration -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The barriers to inventing and tinkering keep falling as computers become more powerful and 3D printing becomes ubiquitous. But does America still have the spirit of innovation? On this episode, Tracy McSheery discusses the opportunities for entrepreneurship, the role of education, and his successful startup.
Keywords: innovation, garage, education, Android, motion capture, 3D printing, computing, gears
|Online Investing Hacks -- Groks Science Show 2005-04-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The stock market may seem impenetrable to personal investing, but advances in internet trading have vastly simplified many complex transactions. On this program, Bonnie Biafore discussed online investing hacks.
|Open Source -- Groks Science Show 2006-03-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Constitution guarantees five fundamental freedoms, but a free culture requires openness amongst its citizens. On this program, Mitch Kapor discussed the Open Source movement as it pertains to software and other aspects of technology and life.
Keywords: science; open source
|Optical Telescopes -- Groks Science Show 2007-08-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The invention of the telescope 400 years ago opened a window to the universe that continues to amaze. On this program, Dr. Geoff Andersen discussed the history and invention of the telescope.
Keywords: science; telescope; astronomy
|Optimal Investing -- Groks Science Show 2006-01-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The efficiency of the stock market is a topic of much debate among economists. Yet, a scientific approach to betting effectively may maximize returns in an imperfect market. On this program, William Poundstone discussed the Kelly Formula for optimal investing.
Keywords: science; markets; Kelly Formula; investing
|Organic Semiconductors -- Groks Science Show 2002-04-24 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Semiconductors have revolutionized the world as we know it. However, further advances in semiconductor technology will rely on advances in our understanding of material properties. This show examined developments in the field of organic semiconductors.
|Our Inner Ape -- Groks Science Show 2006-03-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The evolution of human behavior is easily highlighted in comparative studies with our nearest relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. On this program, Prof. Frans de Waal discussed Our Inner Ape.
Keywords: science; apes; monkeys; evolution; simian
|Oxygen, the Menace -- Groks Science Show 2013-02-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Our current biosphere depends on oxygen to live but that was not always true. On this show, Joe Kirschvink joins us to talk about the vicousness of oxygen, the evolution of cyanobacteria, and the Medea hypothesis.
Keywords: pre-historic earth; geobiology; cyanobacteria; photosynthesis